Technology, Trade & Economic Growth

Historically, technological progress has been the driver of economic growth and trade across borders and regions. More recently, significant reductions in the costs of transport, telecommunications, and IT systems, in conjunction with increased ability to trade across multiple jurisdictions, facilitated by trade agreements of many variants, have accelerated firms’ ability to operate and service clients in multiple countries. This allows firms to reap gains from access to large markets, and boosted returns to investment in equipment and R&D. Globalisation is often used as a proxy word to capture these trends and effects. At the same time, these trends also raise a number of questions, such as:

  • How to establish a level playing field across regions with different economic models?
  • Are the benefits spread equally across regions and different parts of the workforce?
  • When to regulate new types of business models and firms, often with global reach, and what is the best approach?
  • What framework conditions are critical for making cities, countries, and regions attractive for investors and economic growth?

Answering such questions require deep expertise across a wide range of policy areas such as taxation, competition law, digital markets regulation, international trade, regional integration, as well as broader skills in economic valuation. We have set a senior team that, depending on the precise subject, is ready to engage with clients on these issues together with relevant experts from our firm:

  • Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner and Director of Economics
  • Bruno Basalisco, Managing Economist and expert in digital markets, tech policy, e-commerce and delivery
  • Erik Dahlberg, Senior Economist and expert in Trade and Internal Market issues

We help our clients with

We analyse how industrial policy measures, both within the EU and in non-EU countries, impact the global competitive landscape on a regional, country and/or firm level. Such analyses can cover both current and/or prospective industrial policy measures, to assess the impacts on societies and economies.

The international division of labour and production is global, and we provide economic analyses of trade taking into account the multifaceted nature of the modern value chains with goods, services, capital, persons, data, intellectual property, technologies, knowledge and business models being deployed across the globe.

The digital revolution has transformed our societies over the past decades, and our modern economies and lives are becoming more and more connected. We provide analyses on macro and micro level to highlight how to embrace smart machines, big data analysis and artificial intelligence can be benefit our societies and economies.

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